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One Billion Rising Central Florida

United States > Orlando, FL > UCF Student Union Patio 4000 Central Florida Blvd. Orlando, FL 32816 > 2014-02-14 > 12:00

About The Event

University of Central Florida Victim Services and SafeHouse of Seminole are joining forces to rise up to end violence against women. Join us on Friday, February 14th on the patio in front of the UCF Student Union to engage in this global awareness campaign. ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global call to survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right. Our stories have been buried, denied, erased, altered, and minimized by patriarchal systems that allow impunity to reign. Justice begins when we speak, release, and acknowledge the truth in solidarity and community. ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is an invitation to break free from confinement, obligation, shame, guilt, grief, pain, humiliation, rage, and bondage. The campaign is a recognition that we cannot end violence against women without looking at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. Impunity lives at the heart of these interlocking forces. It is a call to bring on revolutionary justice.

About The Organization

UCF Victim Services & SafeHouse of Seminole

UCF Victim Services offers free and confidential crisis intervention, emotional support, and practical assistance to all members of the UCF community who have experienced crime, violence, or abuse. We strive to collaborate with and empower organizations and individuals to eliminate violence in our community through advocacy, education, and training.

SafeHouse of Seminole is a non-profit organization dedicated to seeing an end to the cycle of domestic violence. SafeHouse reaches out to the community to provide a coordinated response to prevent the epidemic of domestic violence. This response includes the provision of an emergency shelter, counseling services, a 24-hour crisis hotline, court advocacy and outreach programs. We provide early intervention and prevention programs, community education and training, case management services, child assessments, support groups, referrals, and safety planning.

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